Daily News: April 17, 2013

KTB&S Adds Corporate Finance, M&A Attorneys

Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern (KTB&S), a boutique law firm specializing in corporate and municipal restructurings, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial litigation, announced that Vijay Sekhon and Maria Sountas-Argiropoulos have joined KTB&S as Partners effective immediately.

“Vijay and Maria are exceptional additions to the Firm and will further bolster our growing corporate finance and M&A practices,” stated Ken Klee, founding partner of KTB&S. “Coming from major law firms, they bring with them skills and experience that will complement our growth strategy and expand our competitive advantage in key areas.”

Co-managing partner Lee Bogdanoff agreed, adding, “The hiring of Vijay and Maria perfectly aligns with our commitment to providing exceptional quality of service in a cost-effective manner that discerning clients expect.”

Sekhon most recently practiced corporate law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he represented high profile clients such as The Blackstone Group, Castle Creek Capital, Domino Printing Sciences, Fast Retailing, Performance Food Group, Pinnacle Foods, Siris Capital Group, and Universal Studios Japan. His practice focuses on a wide range of transactions, including purchases, sales, debt and equity offerings, restructurings and general corporate law.

Sountas-Argiropoulos joins the firm from O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles. There she represented American Capital, Apollo Management, Black Canyon Capital, Guess?, Gottshalks, MGM Resorts, the Port of Oakland, Seidler Equity Partners, Vance Street Capital and Yahoo! Her specialty is working with corporations, private equity sponsors, funds, issuers, investors, agents and senior and subordinated lenders in financing transactions of all kinds, including leveraged acquisitions, private placements, secured and unsecured syndications, mezzanine debt, asset-based loans, subscription lines and restructuring/debtor-in-possession transactions.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the KTB&S team,” said Sekhon. “The fact that a boutique firm can offer a full range of transactional and corporate finance expertise was very impressive to me.”

Sountas-Argiropoulos added, What appeals to me about KTB&S is their effective, solutions-oriented process. Their lawyers are at the top of their field. I’m excited to join their ranks.”

“We are proud of what we’ve achieved and excited about the future,” stated co-managing partner Michael Tuchin. “Our new partners present wonderful new opportunities for the firm.”